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Nintendo "evaluates" streaming technology

With major players such as Microsoft, Sony and Google having invested in game streaming technologies, it could be the next big evolution of the game. Now, a Nintendo executive commented on the possibility of involvement Mario society.

Charlie Scibetta, leader of Nintendo of America, told TechCrunch in E3 2019 that streaming is "a certainly interesting technology." He added that Nintendo was monitoring the technology, adding that, for the moment, Nintendo was concentrating at least on the sales of physical games and sales via the Nintendo eShop.

"Streaming is certainly an interesting technology," he explained. "Nintendo is monitoring the situation closely and we are evaluating it, we have nothing to announce at the moment in terms of the adoption of this technology.For us, it's still physical and digital downloads are done via our eShop. "

Marketing director Doug Bowser (yes, that's his real name), told the Hollywood Reporter: "It's always interesting to see what others are doing in the field" when it comes to streaming.

"We are always interested in how various new technologies can allow different ways to play games," he said.

Although Nintendo may not have a streaming service, the company operates a subscription service in the form of the Nintendo Switch Online subscription program.

And although Nintendo does not offer game streaming service on Switch, other companies do. Capcom offers Resident Evil 7 as a streaming game on Switch in Japan, while Ubisoft does the same with Assassin's Creed Odyssey in the country.

The public beta version of Microsoft's xCloud game delivery service will be launched in October, while Google Stadia is expected to be released in November. In other news, Microsoft and Sony have recently announced an agreement regarding new cloud gaming technologies.

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